Bedford NHS & Hospital

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Bedford Hospital three-year-plan
Bedford Hospital has said they're prioritising shorter stays in hospital, revolutionary digital transformation and significant investment as part of a three-year plan launched this...
Bedford Hospital entrance
The CEOs of Bedford and Luton & Dunstable (L&D) hospitals have said they're "disappointed" that their plans to merge are not yet in place. Despite submitting a business case to create a single...
Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
Over one thousand people has signed an online petition to save a much needed hydrotherapy pool, yet health chiefs have told Bedford Borough council they still plan to launch...
Bedford Hospital entrance
Cleaners from Bedford Hospital are unsure of their future following the news that domestic services could be outsourced. While the hospital denies the claim that it's...
Creativity and wellbeing exhibition
A new exhibition of work by NHS employees has launched at the Bluebell Gallery at Bedford Hospital to coincide with #creativityandwellbeingweek...
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is at the forefront of a fundamental change in the way the NHS delivers healthcare with the aim of improving quality of care and increasing the wellbeing of patients. The CCG...
Nurse
A partnership with NHS England, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System (BLMK ICS) is offering ten fully-funded fast track training contracts...
Victoria Ward Nursery Rhyme Tiles
Bedford Hospital's application to remove over 20 historic nursery rhyme tiles has been rejected by Bedford Borough Council. The hospital said the application was made after...
Bedford Hospital Hydrotherapy Pool
Health bosses at Bedford Hospital are reviewing the suitability of their Hydrotherapy Pool, the only one in Bedfordshire, after it was closed without warning in December...
Deirdre Fowler
Bedford Hospital has appointed Deirdre Fowler, on secondment, as director of nursing and patient services. Deirdre has been working in the NHS for over 30 years...
Smoking
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has announced that from Monday 1 April it will become smoke-free – both at South Wing and Gilbert Hitchcock House on Kimbolton Road...
Moorfields overall good rating
Bedford Moorfields Eye Hospital has been given an overall 'good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It had previously been rated as 'requiring improvement'...